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armand

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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #1220 on: April 16, 2016, 10:02:23 pm »

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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #1221 on: April 17, 2016, 04:24:33 am »

I think I have to go out and shoot some Grabstracts.


Wear your guns slung low! Gives you a psychological edge over them (the Grabs).

;-)

Rob

P.S. This one was 'shot' as I was paying for my menu del dia lunch in the local (one of many) bar.

I think the owner thinks I'm a bit strange, but he feeds me nonetheless. Actually, there are some oddballs here: one hums and half-sings to himself a lot. He's also a superfast eater - gets through his refuelling stop much faster than can I. Having said which, how different life becomes on one's own: eating out used to be done for pleasure (read: a change from the kitchen for my wife) - now it's pretty much necessity, and the type of place frequented has fallen by several notches. Which raises the interesting question: is it better to eat out, expensively well, once a week and suffer self-insult from my own kitchen over six days, or, alternatively, eat out "okayish" for six and treat myself to a very good paella I have developed to my personal satisfaction over seven years, on the seventh day? I don't want it twice a week.
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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #1222 on: April 17, 2016, 01:39:45 pm »

I definitely feel that your recent images arquite interesting and entertaining.   ;)
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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #1223 on: April 20, 2016, 02:16:32 am »

Yes Rob, some very intriguing images, is the word I would use. Although I have a pretty good idea how my images will turn out, it is seldom exactly as I expect. Like this one, which is quite intriguing in BW format.



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« Reply #1224 on: April 20, 2016, 04:15:37 am »

Hi John,

That's a nice contrast between blur and crisp components - like it!

I think that part of the pressure to do this sort of imagery is derived from boredom, and a wish to produce something different, a break from the traditional, representational stuff that has become all so easy to do well (technically) as to no longer provide either challenge or any satĦsfaction in achievement.

Your remark that one can't be sure of getting exactly what one wants from these experiments is telling: that's the new buzz, the place where the interest is to be found, mirroring the extended thrill of waiting for the Kodachrome to come back home, not in terms of time but of anticipation of whether we pulled it off or not. I think I've already said somewhere that disappointment in this kind of shot, when it fails, is quite intense in its own way, despite providing a wider scope for the faking of success, for self-delusion, for who can tell you you failed, other than yourself?

Taking that a mite further, I think that black/white is even more critical in measuring success or otherwise: it strips away several layers of possible camouflage from a bad idea. Which is not to say that colour, of itself, isn't often the whole idea. Which simply goes to illustrate the possible complexity of this genre.

Not an easy road to satisfaction, but few of them ever turns out to be.

Rob
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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #1225 on: April 20, 2016, 12:19:48 pm »

Temple Newsam, Leeds, UK.
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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #1226 on: April 20, 2016, 12:53:53 pm »

Graeme, excellent play of colour, shapes and light. High impact with three dimensional quality.

Well seen.

JR
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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #1227 on: April 20, 2016, 01:01:38 pm »

Yes Rob, some very intriguing images, is the word I would use. Although I have a pretty good idea how my images will turn out, it is seldom exactly as I expect. Like this one, which is quite intriguing in BW format.



JR


I really like this one, John. A departure from your excellent color abstracts, but just as compelling.
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« Reply #1228 on: April 20, 2016, 02:03:01 pm »

Graeme, excellent play of colour, shapes and light. High impact with three dimensional quality.

Well seen.

JR

Thanks John
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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #1229 on: April 24, 2016, 11:27:25 pm »

Out on a hike on a nice day recently I pulled out my pocket camera for some snaps at a small pond.
I felt somewhat inspired by some of the folks who post here, including John R and Rob C, as well as C. Monet, who is not currently a LuLa member.
Here are three..
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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #1230 on: April 24, 2016, 11:45:52 pm »

Very well seen, Eric. I love the first one.
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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #1231 on: April 25, 2016, 03:07:53 am »

Nice, Eric!

That Monet guy you mentioned has a problem: he's not Internet-connected, and so he can't post here. I think it's something to do with French labour laws.

Trouble is, after a while in the genre - of Monet photo-pictures, not French labour laws - you might find it difficult becoming attracted to doing anything else: the surprises you can get are pretty appealing. And you don't face the inevitable battle against the odds that anything to do with humans almost always presents.

;-(

Rob

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« Reply #1232 on: April 25, 2016, 05:19:21 am »

Hey Eric, just had a peek at your images and the interesting comments that came after. It prompted me to look at Wikipedia and read up on Monet. It seems he was most interested on the effects of light on subjects and gradually moved from realistic painting to painting those effects as colours and shapes. From the Wikipedia article:  "He began to think in terms of colours and shapes rather than scenes and objects." and "Monet repeatedly painted the same subject in different lights, at different hours of the day, and through the changes of weather and season." So as fine as these images are, you have no choice but to go back and do it again;)

JR

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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #1233 on: April 25, 2016, 01:30:40 pm »

Thanks, guys.

If C.M. would simply send me some of his images, I'd be happy to post them on his behalf.

Here are three more. All six were shot during a ten-minute break after an hour of hiking.

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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #1234 on: April 25, 2016, 02:36:29 pm »

...of interest to me Eric, being aware of your personal color awareness filter, is that while on the surface you have sensed C.M., the palette is unquestionably borrowed from Georgia O'Keeffe in her later years. Nice food for thought today. Thank you
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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #1235 on: April 25, 2016, 02:55:11 pm »

Out on a hike on a nice day recently I pulled out my pocket camera for some snaps at a small pond.
I felt somewhat inspired by some of the folks who post here, including John R and Rob C, as well as C. Monet, who is not currently a LuLa member.
Here are three..

Very nice, Eric. They're very Monetey.
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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #1236 on: April 25, 2016, 02:59:50 pm »

Thanks, Patricia and Russ.

I have left the colors alone, so that pool must be a fan of O'Keeffe, as I am (but my wife isn't).

No water lilies in the pool, however.

Eric
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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #1237 on: April 25, 2016, 11:05:54 pm »

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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #1238 on: April 26, 2016, 03:50:59 am »

Cool, Armand.

JR
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Re: Show us some Abstracts!
« Reply #1239 on: April 27, 2016, 07:30:51 am »

Sometimes an impression is just illusion. Where does the real come in. Reflections and the play of light in nature is awesome and inspiring.

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